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Old 02-17-2014, 02:47 PM
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Im going to order new shocks today and Im between the Rancho RS9000s or the Bilenstien5100s, which would be better for a daily driver and weekend trail jeep

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Old 02-17-2014, 09:25 PM
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well I went with the Bilenstien 5100s, I hope there a good shock

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Old 02-17-2014, 09:56 PM   #3
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I have the 5100s but both are good.
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I have 5100s and love em. but have heard awesome things from both. If you live in an area where they salt roads dont get the rancho 9000s. The knob thats adjustable will rust and become useless or fall off.
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You made a great choice...upgrading from zone nitros to the bilstein 5100's is one of my next mods. Great shock.
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thanks for the help, I have another question and I would be thankful for any help, how do I check to see if my control arm bushings are bad
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If they are rubber bushings, visually inspect them for cracking rubber around the edges and also make sure the bolt that runs through the center of the bushing is actually still on center. As they wear they tend to oblong the center hole. Here are some pictures that may help. All of these bushings are bad. In the first shot you can see the bushing is split.


In this shot you can see the bushing has completely failed


This shot is more subtle, but the center bolt is no longer in the center. The center hole has become an oval in this bushing.
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thanks for the photos, as soon as I can I'll check mine and see how they look

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